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highflying

or high-fly·ing

[ hahy-flahy-ing ]
/ ˈhaɪˈflaɪ ɪŋ /
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adjective
moving upward to or along at a considerable height: highflying planes.
extravagant or extreme in aims, opinions, etc.; unduly lofty: highflying ideas about life.
having a high cost or perceived value: the highflying glamour stocks.
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Origin of highflying

First recorded in 1575–85; high + flying
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British Dictionary definitions for highflying

high-flying

adjective
having great ambition or ability
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